New Jersey winters are notoriously brutal. With the winter season dead ahead, we will begin to see more and more tragic slip and fall accidents due to snowy and icy conditions. If you are someone who was injured in a snow or ice accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of the damages you have incurred. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, please read on and reach out to our experienced attorneys to learn more about what we can do for you.
Who is responsible for a snow or ice accident?
In New Jersey, homeowners are responsible for removing all snow and ice within 12 daylight hours of the weather event. If you were injured after the legally acceptable 12-hour window has passed, there is a very good chance you may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit against the negligent homeowner.
How do I sue a negligent property owner for a snow or ice accident?
To sue a negligent property owner, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of his or her negligence. However, this is not always easy, so it is always best to have a seasoned personal injury attorney on your side. Personal injury attorneys are trained in collecting and presenting evidence as efficiently as possible. Some of the evidence an attorney may use to prove your claim can include pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, photos or videos of the accident as it happened, medical documents regarding the severity of your injuries, police reports of the incident, and more.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey?
Every state has a statute of limitations for personal injury claims, which means in every state, you have a certain amount of time to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years. If you fail to file a personal injury claim within two years of the date of your accident, you will be denied your right to financial compensation, no matter how badly you truly need it. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to take legal action on your behalf by getting the claims process started. All you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.